SVP, Global Procurement and Chief Procurement Officer GSK
Lisa Martin, CPSM, C.P.M is Senior Vice President, Global Procurement and Chief Procurement Officer for GSK, a global biopharma company with the ambition and purpose to unite science, technology, and talent to get ahead of disease together.
In this role since 2017, Lisa took her vision of transforming the function with an enterprise operating model to make it a reality and is the first CPO to lead global procurement across all business segments. Lisa has been championing industry collaboration and supporting suppliers on the journey to net zero impact on climate and net positive impact on nature with her leading presence at COP26 and New York Climate Week 2022, where GSK revealed ground-breaking initiatives, such as Energize and Activate, offering practical support to accelerate decarbonisation initiatives for suppliers.
She led the Future Ready transformation and separation activities across procurement in preparation for GSK to split into two new companies.
She leads the development and implementation of sourcing strategies and procurement activities on all externally purchased goods and services categories, including research and development, raw materials, packaging, manufacturing services, marketing and sales. This totals over £11.4 billion per year.
Lisa is also responsible for Workplace, Real Estate and Facilities for GSK. The group is responsible for Real Estate activities across all of GSK’s 275 sites (37m square feet), and manage facilities services for 139 properties, across 59 countries comprising 6.2 million square feet and a budget of over £300 million.
Under Lisa’s leadership, GSK contributes to The Sustainable Procurement Pledge, with Lisa sitting in the CPO League of Champions, working together with other CPOs to shape the future of procurement leadership and embedding sustainability practices in Procurement through collaboration with peers and access to best-practice knowledge.
As part of Lisa’s personal brand, she has been at the forefront of accelerating the implementation of inclusion and diversity strategies, sponsoring Employee Resource Groups, leading diverse recruitment efforts, driving quantifiable and impactful increased spending with diverse suppliers and partnering with advocacy organisations. She is also the Executive Sponsor for Spectrum, an Employee Resource Group that celebrates the inclusion of all people regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.